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Erwin Nievergelt vs Hans Johner
"Niever Niever Land" (game of the day Apr-23-2010)
Switzerland ch (1955)
Sicilian Defense: Fischer-Sozin Attack. Leonhardt Variation (B88)  ·  1-0


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Apr-23-10  eykca: I think some of the finest sacrifeces are those that even the 1500 player could find yet were great enough to down a master. This sac clearly falls into that category. Gives all us 1500s a little hope ;)
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  patzer2: The demolition sacrifice 23. Bxf7+! gives Nievergelt a winning attack.

Nievergelt was probably not a club player, as suggested by his strong result, reported at, in a 1954 international tournament in Switzerland where he placed second ahead of two GMs and four IMs.

Apr-23-10  ounos: 20. ...hxg5 seems dubious.
Apr-23-10  RandomVisitor: 23.Rh3 also seems to win.
Apr-23-10  mpl: 23. ♗xf7 is probably not the best move. After 23.. ♔f8! Δ ♗c5, ♕xf7 it's a long way to go for white...

Without sacrifice white could win with 23. ♖h3! . For example: 23. ♖h3! ♗c5+ 24. ♔h2 ♗d5 25. ♕h5 ♔f8 26. f6

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  Chessmensch: Deep Fritz 12 fully agrees with <mpl>'s assessment noting also that capturing the bishop with the king is much worse than Kf8.
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  kevin86: White's attack along the h-file is irresistable!
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  watwinc: Kf8 still looks unpleasant after 24 Rd8:+ Rd8:, 25 g6 - say, Bc5+ 26 Kh2 Be8 27 f6.
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  Phony Benoni: It would have been an even better pun had William Winter been playing Black.
Apr-23-10  drpoundsign: I always thought the line was "x ray light in To NITE.." making the Metallica standard about nuclear war.
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  chrisowen: Nievergelt's immortal? Money for old rope? Which is it you decide. 6.Bc4 is Fischer Sozin, the wizard Bobby sets out back in the 50s to popularize it. Freeing the bishop looks to house the queen's landing space with check. Erwin the hunter crocks the black kingslide, script is his majesty is hung out to dry. 20..Nxe4 Nxe4 peter's out with slight advantage to white ..hxg5 and the noose is around his neck hook line and sinker chief.
Apr-23-10  RandomVisitor: After 22...dxe4:

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Rybka 3:

<[+5.02] d=16 23.Rh3> Bc5+ 24.Kh2 Kf8 25.Rh8+ Ke7 26.f6+ gxf6 27.gxf6+ Kd7 28.Qg4+ Kd6 29.Rd1+ Bd5 30.Rxd8+ Rxd8 31.Rxd5+ Kc6 32.Rxd8 Qxd8 33.b4 Bd4 34.Bxf7 e3 35.Qe6+ Qd6 36.Qc8+ Kb6 37.c4 bxc4 38.Bxc4

[+4.57] d=16 23.Rc3 e3 24.f6 Bc5 25.Rxc5 g6 26.Bxe3 Qd7 27.Kh2 e4 28.Re5 Qd6 29.Bf4 Qd4 30.Qe3 Qxe3

[+1.97] d=16 23.Bxf7+ Kf8 24.Rxd8+ Rxd8 25.Ba2 Bc5+ 26.Kh2 Be8 27.f6 g6 28.Kg3 Bf7 29.Bxf7 Qxf7 30.Qxe4 Qc4 31.Qxc4 bxc4 32.Rh1 Kf7 33.Rh7+ Ke6 34.Kf3 Rd1 35.Be3 Bd6 36.Rg7

Apr-23-10  rapidcitychess: I thought it was called the Velimroc...
Apr-23-10  WhiteRook48: this isn't Pan vs Hook, you know!
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